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Monroe, Georgia
Walton County, Georgia courthouse in downtown Monroe
Walton County, Georgia courthouse in downtown Monroe
Location in Walton County and the state of Georgia
Location in Walton County and the state of Georgia
Monroe, Georgia is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Monroe, Georgia
Monroe, Georgia
Location in Georgia (U.S. state)
Country United States
State Georgia
County Walton
 • Total 15.86 sq mi (41.08 km2)
 • Land 15.65 sq mi (40.53 km2)
 • Water 0.21 sq mi (0.55 km2)
909 ft (277 m)
 • Total 14,928
 • Density 953.93/sq mi (368.31/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
Area code(s) 470/678/770
FIPS code 13-52192
GNIS feature ID 0356398

Monroe is a city in Walton County, Georgia, United States, of which it is the county seat. It is located both one hour east of Atlanta via US 78 and GA 138 to I-20 and east of Hartsfield–Jackson International Airport and is one of the exurban cities in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Monroe is also a city known for its accessibility to Conyers just 20 minutes away and Lawrenceville 35 minutes away. The population was 13,234 at the 2010 census and 13,673 at the 2019 estimates.


Monroe was founded in 1818 as seat of the newly formed Walton County. It was incorporated as a town in 1821 and as a city in 1896.

Monroe was the premier cotton producer in the state of Georgia during the 1900s. The two main cotton mills in Monroe used to be the driving economic force in the region. Now the mills no longer produce for the cotton industry, but rather serve as economic engines for the region by showcasing premiere antique markets, event space, and other unique retail.


Monroe is located at 33°47′36″N 83°42′39″W / 33.79333°N 83.71083°W / 33.79333; -83.71083 (33.793295, -83.710790).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.5 square miles (27 km2), of which 10.4 square miles (27 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (1.05%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 438
1880 530 21.0%
1890 983 85.5%
1900 1,846 87.8%
1910 3,029 64.1%
1920 3,211 6.0%
1930 3,706 15.4%
1940 4,168 12.5%
1950 4,542 9.0%
1960 6,826 50.3%
1970 8,071 18.2%
1980 8,854 9.7%
1990 9,759 10.2%
2000 11,407 16.9%
2010 13,234 16.0%
2020 14,928 12.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Monroe racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 7,267 48.68%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 6,068 40.65%
Native American 40 0.27%
Asian 156 1.05%
Pacific Islander 5 0.03%
Other/Mixed 688 4.61%
Hispanic or Latino 704 4.72%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 14,928 people, 4,709 households, and 3,223 families residing in the city.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 13,234 people living in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 51.8% White, 42.2% Black, 0.1% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 0.2% from some other race and 1.6% from two or more races. 3.4% were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Notable people


The east end of the City of Monroe on Unisa Drive contains multiple industries.

  • Hitachi automotive systems of America
  • Tucker Door and Trim
  • Arkansas-headquartered Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.'s southeast Walmart Distribution Center
  • Leggett & Platt Corporation


Walton County School District

The Walton County School District holds pre-school to grade twelve, and consists of nine elementary schools, three middle schools, and four high schools. The district has 675 full-time teachers and over 10,368 students.

See also

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